The former TV star and far-right activist has been spouting vitriolic hate for a number of years now (quite the career turn from a stint on The Apprentice) so you’d reckon now’s as good a time as any to take her down a peg or two.
In all honesty it’s been a pretty shocking week for Hopkins.
Just yesterday she had her Twitter account suspended for violating the platform’s “hateful conduct policy and abusive behaviour policy”.
Then YouTuber Josh Pieters really stuck the knife in by sharing a video of him flying her all the way to Prague to accept a fake award – the Campaign To Unify The Nation Trophy (CUNT) – where she gave a rather disgusting (and decidedly xenophobic/offensive) thank you speech.
The stunt involved an elaborate set-up, with Josh creating a company with the supposed ethos of promoting free speech.
The online faces of the “Cape Town Collective for the Freedom of Speech” were Josh’s dad, the lady who does the announcements on the London Underground, and a former member of the Ku Klux Klan.
This is how he introduced the award.
“We need freedom of speech, from politicians to journalists, campaign groups to creatives, YouTubers to you in this room, without being able to say what we think, without being able to mock other people, without being able to attack other people, we are not free.“
Honestly, it’s incredible, and the end is filled with all the racial slurs we’ve come to expect from an individual that repugnant.
He deserves an award himself because that is prank perfection.
Flashing the acronym behind her mid-speech is sheer brilliance.
Some of Katie’s quotes include:
“If you call ‘Mohammad’ in school playground in the UK, 2,000 fucking kids come running and you don’t want any of them.”
“East London is smelly and shitty at the best of times, it’s 82% Muslim.”
[Speaking about Greta Thunberg] “Autistic fucking wench.”
Obviously, people on social media were lauding him for his valiant efforts in pranking her to untold degrees.
https://t.co/vkTac8UbQH Congratulations Katie!
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) January 30, 2020
THIS IS INSANE!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/ujyvWZ9j9X
— Jack Maynard (@Jack_Maynard23) January 30, 2020
Phenomenal. Utter class. https://t.co/pHBYbvrDMW
— Jaack (@Jaack) January 30, 2020
I’m not kidding, this is one of my favourite videos of all time.
The sheer audacity for him to even conceive of the idea, let alone execute it, deserves praise alone.
This man should never have to buy a pint again in his life.
Hats off, my man.
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.